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Vehicle Code 2800.2 VC – Felony Reckless Evading

Vehicle Code 2800.2 VC is the California law that defines the crime of felony reckless evading. You may commit this offense by escaping ,avoiding, running from the police in a vehicle while driving and intentionally ignoring the safety of people or property of the community. 

To be convicted of reckless evading the judge would have to prove that:

  1. You were actually trying to evade the officer
  2. The officer’s car is marked
  3. The officer is in a uniform

Reckless evading could be considered a misdemeanor or a felony. 

Misdemeanor charges could result in:

  • Misdemeanor probation
  • At least six months and up to one year in county jail and/or
  • A fine up to one thousand dollars

Felony reckless evading could result in:

  • Sixteen months, two years or three years in California state prison; and/or
  • A fine up to ten thousand dollars

The Law Offices of Albert Perez Jr. will work vigorously to defend your reckless evading case. Legal defenses may include:

  • Lack of evidence
  • An illegal stop
  • Voluntary intoxication

A judge may also attach additional charges to your case such as:

  • Causing death or injury
  • Disturbing the peace
  • Reckless driving

If you have questions about how to protect your rights when facing Vehicle Code 2800.2 felony reckless evading, reach out to our office today.


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